Hawkeyes Hit The Road
Jan. 19, 2010
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IOWA WINNING STREAKS
Iowa has also won its last 21 duals at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. That streak, which ranks fourth in school history, started with a 27-13 win over Penn State on Jan. 20, 2008, which was also the first home match after the Jan. 5 loss to the Cowboys.
The Hawkeyes have won 36 consecutive duals on the road, which is also a school record. That streak started with a 20-13 win at Iowa State on Dec. 9, 2007.
Wolverine Head Coach Joe McFarland is 136-56-5 in 11 seasons at Michigan and 166-90-5 in 14 years as a collegiate head coach. He is assisted by Michigan alums Kirk Trost (1986) and Mike Kulczycki (2003).
Michigan is led by junior Anthony Biondo (197) and sophomores Zac Stevens (133) and Justin Zeerip (174). Biondo is ranked ninth in the nation by AWN and Intermat, and 11th by W.I.N. with a 24-2 record. Stevens has an 18-9 record, while Zeerip is 22-12.
Head Coach Scott Hinkel is 29-19-1 in three years at Purdue. The Boilermaker alum (1988) is assisted by Tom Erikson (Oklahoma State, 1987) and Glenn Lanham (Tennessee, 1988).
The Boilermakers are led by juniors Luke Manuel (174) and Logan Brown (197). Manuel is ranked fifth in the nation by AWN and W.I.N., and sixth by Intermat with a 32-2 record. Brown is ranked #11 by Intermat, #13 by AWN and W.I.N., with a 25-6 season mark.
Purdue - Iowa holds a 35-4-3 series lead, winning the last 23 meetings. The Hawkeyes won the last meeting, 38-0, last season in Iowa City. Iowa is 14-3-1 at Purdue.
HAVEN'T WE MET?
141 - Dan LeClere (Iowa) is 1-0 vs. Juan Archuletta (Purdue)
141 - Montell Marion (Iowa) is 1-0 vs. Juan Archuletta (Purdue)
149 - Brent Metcalf (Iowa) is 1-0 vs. Nick Bertucci (Purdue)
LAST MEETING - IOWA 20, MICHIGAN 16
Hawkeye junior Charlie Falck (125) and sophomore Joe Slaton (133) gave Iowa an 8-0 lead with their major decisions. The Wolverines put their first points on the board when freshman Kellen Russell scored a 6-4 win over Dan LeClere at 141. Iowa sophomore Brent Metcalf gave Iowa a 12-3 lead with his 25-8 technical fall in 5:10 over Justin Chrzanowski at 149.
Michigan rolled off four-straight wins to take a 16-12 lead with two bouts remaining. Wolverine senior Jeff Marsh beat sophomore Ryan Morningstar, 10-8, in sudden victory at 157 and Michigan senior Eric Tannenbaum scored a 13-5 major decision over redshirt freshman Jake Kerr at 165. Michigan junior Steve Luke avenged an earlier season loss to Iowa sophomore Jay Borschel, scoring a 5-3 win at 174. Wolverine junior Tyrel Todd scored a takedown with eight seconds left in the match to beat Hawkeye sophomore Phillip Keddy, 3-1, at 184.
Iowa needed a win at 197 to have a shot at the team victory. Hawkeye sophomore Chad Beatty, who lost an earlier 8-0 major decision to Wolverine freshman Anthony Biondo, scored a takedown as time expired to beat Biondo, 2-1. Hawkeye senior Matt Fields made the most of his last match in Carver-Hawkeye Arena by scoring a 20-5 technical fall over Michigan freshman Chad Bleske at heavyweight to secure the team win.
Iowa 20, Michigan 16
LAST MEETING - IOWA 38, PURDUE 0
Iowa dominated the dual, scoring 36 takedowns while holding Purdue to two. Iowa senior Charlie Falck opened the dual at 125 with a 14-4 major decision over Purdue's Matt Fields. Junior Daniel Dennis (133) and senior Alex Tsirtsis (141) followed with match-ending technical falls to build a 13-0 lead for Iowa. Dennis, who was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week February 10 for his wins at Michigan State and Penn State. Tsirtsis picked up his 90th career victory and his 20th win in Carver-Hawkeye with a 17-1 victory over Matt Hemry in 5:00.
In one of the night's marquee match-ups, junior Brent Metcalf improved to 25-0 on the season with a 14-4 major decision over #5 Jake Patascil at 149.
Hawkeye sophomore Matt Ballweg followed with a 6-2 decision over Colton Salazar at 157, and junior Ryan Morningstar tallied his 70th career victory with a 5-2 win over Luke Manuel at 165. Iowa junior Jay Borschel made his return to the lineup with a 15-3 major decision over Nick Corpe at 174. Iowa junior 184-pounder Phillip Keddy extended his winning streak to 11 matches with a 14-4 major decision over Jason Martin. Hawkeye junior Chad Beatty scored an escape in the tiebreak period to upset #13 Logan Brown, 2-1. Iowa redshirt freshman Jordan Johnson preserved the shutout for the Hawkeyes with his 5-2 win over Chris Kasten. Johnson was wrestling for injured starter Dan Erekson.
Iowa 38, Purdue 0
MARION NAMED BIG TEN WRESTLER OF THE WEEK
It's also the third-straight week a Hawkeye wrestler has earned the conference honor. This marks the first time, since the Big Ten Conference started awarding the weekly honor during the 2001-02 season, that wrestlers from the same team have earned the honor in three consecutive weeks. Hawkeye seniors Brent Metcalf (149-Jan. 5) and Jay Borschel (174-Jan. 12) were honored earlier this month.
Marion, who is now ranked seventh in the nation by Intermat, scored Iowa's biggest upset in Saturday night's 19-16 victory over the Cowboys. Marion, who was ranked #11 by Intermat at match time, blanked fifth-ranked sophomore Jamal Parks, 4-0. After a scoreless first period, Marion scored an escape and takedown and added a riding time point for the victory. Marion accumulated 3:16 of riding time during the match, improving to 12-2 in collegiate matches and 4-1 in dual competition this season.
HAWKEYES EDGE OKLAHOMA STATE, 19-16
Iowa jumped out to a 4-0 lead on redshirt freshman Matt McDonough's 13-4 major decision over ninth-ranked Oklahoma State senior Chris Notte at 125. McDonough, who is ranked fourth in the nation at 20-0, scored three third-period takedowns and accumulated over four minutes of riding time.
Oklahoma State answered at 133 with #6 Jordan Oliver's 3-2 upset of #4 Daniel Dennis. The Hawkeye senior led 1-0 going into the final period. Oliver, who is a redshirt freshman, escaped to tie the score at 1-1. Dennis took a 2-1 lead with less than a minute remaining when Oliver was given his second stalling warning of the bout. But Oliver scored a takedown off a scramble as time expired to record the win, and hand Dennis (8-1) his first loss of the season. It was the first match back for Dennis, who has been out injured since Iowa's dual with Iowa State on Dec. 6.
Hawkeye sophomore Montell Marion had a tough task against fifth-ranked sophomore Jamal Parks at 141, but blanked Parks, 4-0, to record an upset of his own. After a scoreless first period, Marion scored an escape and takedown in the second period to take a 3-0 lead. Parks chose the down position to start the third period, but could not escape. The unranked Hawkeye sophomore accumulated 3:16 of riding time, improving to 12-2 on the season.
Iowa picked up critical team points at 149 when top-ranked Hawkeye senior Brent Metcalf scored a 21-5 technical fall over Cowboy junior Quinten Fuentes in 5:15. Metcalf, who improved to 20-0 on the season, scored three takedowns and a three-point nearfall in each of the first two periods. He ended the match with an escape and takedown early in the third period.
Oklahoma State closed the gap to 12-10 with wins at the next two weights. At 157, Cowboy junior Neil Erisman recorded a 16-7 major decision over Hawkeye junior Aaron Janssen. Janssen scored a second-period takedown to pull within two (5-3), but Erisman rolled off nine straight points to score Oklahoma State's only team bonus points of the night. Cowboy redshirt freshman Alex Meade then pulled an upset at 165 with a 5-3 win over Iowa senior Ryan Morningstar. Meade, who is ranked between 10th and 13th in the nation, scored takedowns in the first and third periods, while holding third-ranked Morningstar to three escapes in the match.
Hawkeye seniors Jay Borschel (174) and Phillip Keddy (184) stepped up to put Iowa in position for the team win. Borschel, who is ranked first or second in the nation, recorded his 80th career victory with a 9-1 major decision over Oklahoma State sophomore Mike Benefiel. Borschel, who is undefeated at 19-0 this season, scored a takedown in each period and accumulated 4:37 of riding time to hand Benefiel, who is ranked between seventh and 14th in the country, his second loss of the season. Keddy followed with a tough 3-2 win over Oklahoma State junior Clayton Foster at 184, collecting his 90th career win.
Leading 19-10 with two bouts left, Iowa's hopes for its 52nd straight win rested on reserves Luke Lofthouse (197) and Blake Rasing (Hwt.). Lofthouse fought hard against seventh-ranked sophomore Alan Gelogaev, but lost the bout 3-2. Oklahoma State needed a pin from top-ranked heavyweight Jared Rosholt to tie the dual, but Rasing had other plans. Down 5-0 in the third period, Rasing escaped and scored two takedowns of his own to pull within one (6-5), but ran out of time and lost 7-5.
The Hawkeyes also sent five unattached competitors to the annual Brand Open in Omaha, NE, Saturday. Freshman Ethen Lofthouse won the 174-pound title, while junior Tyler Clark placed second at 133 and freshman Dylan Carew placed third at 149.
#1 Iowa 19, #4 Oklahoma State 16
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